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Protecting Apartment from Bad Water Leak

Q: I heard a horror story from an old college friend about her apartment’s pipes springing a leak in the wintertime, and the maintenance crew not addressing it for days. I don’t know what I would do in the same situation. Do you have any advice? — Taysha L., Alexandria, Continue reading →

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Deodorizing Musty Closets

Q: The closets throughout our home are extremely musty-smelling, to the point that our clothes don’t stay fresh when hung up in them for over a day. I bought air fresheners for each of them, but they don’t work. Any suggestions? — Jay P., White Plains, N.Y. A: Dampness is Continue reading →

Dan Mcnelly, Teresa Taddeo, Suzanne Kacprzynski, Debbie Allocco of Great Expectations Household Consignment

Great Expectations Household Consignment

The Genesee Valley Penny Saver honors this week’s Business in your Community: Great Expectations Household Consignment Business Description: • Over 5000 square feet of quality, gently used furniture and home furnishings at affordable prices • Specializing in contemporary , traditional and eclectic styles – new items daily! • Home accessories, Continue reading →

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Old Basement Teems With Creepy-Crawlies

Q: The basement of the early-1900s home we recently purchased has sturdy stone walls and a concrete floor. There are no apparent water problems. But there are a lot more creepy-crawlies than I’d like, including spiders, beetles, ants and these horrible alien-looking things my husband says are centipedes. Short of Continue reading →

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Spruce up your landscape by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August

Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in each member’s area, which falls between October 15 and December Continue reading →